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Aeroporto Cristoforo Colombo
Stazione Genova Brignole
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Since Genoa has an excellent natural harbor, it was used as a seaport from ancient times. The Romans made Genoa and Placentia their headquarters against the Ligurians in the third century BC. Genoa became one of the most developed and large Italian city-states in the Middle Ages and it had fierce wars with the other surrounding cities before the Italian country was founded in the nineteenth century. There are many monuments in other countries in Europe built by Genoese.
In the eighties and nineties, many neglected buildings -- mainly churches and palaces -- were restored and reconstructed. This includes for example, the Renaissance Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, which is visible due to its location from almost any point of the city. Defensive fortifications are witnesses of the turbulent history of the former maritime republic. Once, Genoa was surrounded by a mile-long, continuous wall around the whole town; entire sections and a large part of the fort can still be seen today. Christopher Columbus was also born here. Genoa's old town is one of the largest in Europe. Via Garibaldi and Via Balbi have palaces such as the Palazzo Ducale from the thirteenth century and also the most important art museums in the city, the Palazzo Rosso and the Palazzo Bianco. In addition to the Fontana di Piazza de Ferrari is the lighthouse, or La Lanterna, the landmark of the city of Genoa, built in the middle of the sixteenth century.
Genoa hostels are not many and travelers do not have much choice when visiting the city. Moreover, hostels in Genoa are quite expensive and they have good but not the best facilities that can be expected for such prices. Hostels in Genoa are located quite centrally and near the sea -- there are some Genoa hostels next to the Rosso Palace. However, finding cheap accommodation in the city can be a real problem.
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"There isn't much to do in Genoa. But there is the Aquarium, so you can check that out. It was worth a stop. This hostel followed the golden rule for good hostels--it was at the top of a very steep hill. It was difficult to find directions to it, but once you got to the hostel there was a decently-priced pasta dinner. The place was very large, and very clean, and very institutional. I find that to be the rule for HI hostels. But if cleanliness...
"The hostel is a modern building situated in the ligurian inland, at 30 mins by car from Genoa or Rapallo or Chiavari (where you can get the train to visit 5 Terre). An ideal basis for turists willing to visit the beatiful ligurian seasites during the day and rest the night in a silent and quiet countryside. Reception is friendly and 4 language speaking. 20 private rooms very wide and bright are available." … "…...
"three words -- helpful, friendly, clean." … "Located in the historic city center of Genoa, a few steps away from Via Garibaldi,close to the main sights of the city. 3 bedrooms (one with a possibility for private use). Common room, internet area, kitchen available to guests. Rich and tipical breakfast on request. Young and friendly staff always present in the hostel. Sheets, individual security lockers for luggage included. Shared...
Italy Prestige Rentals
"… blisters and frozen croissant Hamman Hot Steam & Jacuzzi RESIDENCE MAREMONTI Row Food from organic farming to be cooked RESIDENCE MAREMONTI Free WiFi Internet connection RESIDENCE MARE and RESIDENCE MAREMONTI Well equipped kitchen RESIDENCE MARE and RESIDENCE MAREMONTI We rent single way single apartment. We don't offer one bedroom rental. RESIDENCE Mare1 (50 sqm 2 double-bedroom apartment two adults more two children) RESIDENCE...
Alexandra Apartment near Metro
"… wish. The owners will deliver you to your arrival the house keys, a map of the city and will be happy to provide all the information you need to enjoy a pleasant stay in Genoa. Please communicate your arrival time to give you our best welcome. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00 to 19:00 ....
Guesthouse Maura Nofrills
"Great place to stay - We stayed here for 3 days and the owner is very helpful! Even advised us on places to visit and to eat great Italian food. If we visit Genoa again we will surely stay here again. Owner was very friendly. Accommodation was very clean." … "The place is essentially a spare flat which is being used as accommodation. We arrived to be greeted by a locked door, and sign asking any guests who had booked to telephone a...
B&B Delfino Blue
"Wonderful! - Blue B&B is a terrific place to stay. It's very close to both the train station and Genoa's harbour and old town, the prices are very affordable (for a nice room and breakfast), and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. I stayed there two nights and felt very welcome. Will stay there again next time I'm in Genova!" … "… you come by car is not far from the exit of the highway Genova-OVEST ( about 800 mt)...
B & B Casa Torre
"Typical Genoese house situated at 470 meters above sea level and has spectacular views from its secluded position high in the hills. Car recommended reaching Casa Torre: transfers can be arranged on request. FACILITIES: Private Guest’s entrance Kitchen/dining room Terrace with pergola for your relaxing and sunbathing A lot of green... Little garden for your pets... Continental breakfast" … "… with home made bread and cake and...
"In the city centre, in a quiet corner, bed and breakfast “Il Carmine” is the ideal solution for you in Genoa for a business trip, to study or for vacation. If you are looking for a comfortable accommodation, a cheerful environment and a place to feel at home, look no further! We offer a private bedroom with its own bathroom, TV, DVD player and internet connection, all included in the price! We are located near Genoa Aquarium, 10 minutes...
"… center or 15 minutes by boat. We offer 3 rooms with private bathroom, breakfast included and a hammam with capacity of 3 people. There are parking facilities and possibility to arrange excursions to Genoa, Cinque Terre and the surroundings. Credit cards are not accepted, cash payments only please. All the 3 rooms have private bathroom, flat screen TV, telephone, internet, hair dryer and DVD player with movies to rent. We also...
"B&B Blue in Genoa is located in front of the Port in a historical building at about 10 min. walking from the railway station Genova-Principe. Easy to come from the motorway Genova-Ovest ( 800 mt) and also from the airport by Airbus. The Center of Genoa, the Acquarium and the Old Harbour are at about 15 min. walking from the B&B Blue." … Via Buozzi 18
Pierrot e la Rosa
"… room with sea view and 37-inch high-definition TV, we can prepare for youfresh bread, hot cakes, croissants, and offer the best blends of the British selected according to our experience. Any request can be satisfied from food to beverages fresh gluten-free season to taste with Fairtrade products. All rooms also have a link to the Internet through the transmission 24h/24 Free WI-FI Wireless. An excellent starting point...
Cà dei Fré
"… B&B “Cà dei Frè” could be the perfect solution for you. A good midway point between the city and the sea, that are both 12 km away. Nearby there are two tipic restaurants, within walking distance, destination of the locals during the weekend for good food and good price. There are no parking problems, in fact there is a large square in front of the house where one can park. We are at your disposal for any clarification and...
"… equipped kitchen - 2 master bedrooms (1 on the 1st floor, 1 on the ground floor) - 2 bathrooms (1 on the 1st floor, 1 on the ground floor) - 1 walk-in closet The apartment is located on the 5th floor (there is no lift, so you will get some free gym as well), very silent and decorated with high end pieces of design furniture. FREE Internet wireless, bed linens, bath towels and shower gel are included. Please note:...
Il Fato Guesthouse
"A large and sunny apartment with one colourful quiet room, full-equipped kitchen and bathroom made available to our guests. The room comes with a huge mirror wardrobe, sofa, chest, chairs and a king size bed. Breakfast is available on request. The rates include accomodation, towel and bed linen for each guest. Also, we offer free parking, luggage room tourist info/maps. As extras you can ask for laundry, bike renting and packed lunch. A...
"… Train Stations.All the rooms , elegantly furnished, are equipped with private bathroom ,air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. All of them are aquarium view or cathedral view.Every morning a rich buffet breakfast is served in the characteristic dining room with red velvet chairs and interesting works of art.Please note:NO AMEX ACCEPTED - all bookings made via AMEX cannot be honored by the property and...
"This place was awesome. The people were nice, the breakfast was included and it was very good. The room was clean and comfortable. The shower was like climbing into a giant Tupperware container. It's a fantastic deal for the price." … "… main daily newspapers and numerous magazines. In our breakfast room we will wish you a Good Morning with a buffet accompanied by excellent cafeteria service. There is a completely free...
"3 Star Hotel right in the center of the city a few minutes walking from the aquarium and the Porto Antico. The Hotel is specially sited to easylly took a sightsseing of the city. Out Hotel has 41 rooms with private bathrooms, television, satellite Tv, telephone, modem jack heating and air conditioning. Duble rooms also have small refrigerator and hairdryer. The Hotel is located high above the main street assuring you a peacefull and relaxing...
"… of Ancient Port (Aquarium, Museum of the Sea, Congress Centre Magazzini del Cotone and Shopping area) at just 200 meters, the Principe Railway station and the Cruises Terminal a few steps, the Carlo Felice Opera House and prestigious Palazzo Ducale at 5 minutes, FREE CCTV motorbikes parking and the garage service ( 15.00 per 24 hours) at just 100 meters, make the location of Hotel Helvetia unique in Genoa. Gluten-free breakfast...
Balbi Family Hotel
"Friendly owners with a warm welcome. The rooms are pleasant and the location is ideal for the city. One word of warning though, and this is nothing to do with the owners, but if you drive there or have rented a car, street parking is non-existent. The small strip across the road is ok except between 0700-1100 when it's for deliveries only. We saw cars get towed off! There is a garage about 100m away and it'll fetch you back from 15 Euros a...
Hotel Agnello d'Oro
"We are located in Vico delle Monachette, just 100 m from Principe Railway Station and from the airport terminal shuttle (volabus) and trade Fair bus stop and at walking distance from landing piers and ferry terminal. Our hotel is situated in the area of the best palaces, Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Ducale, just 400 m from the Aquarium and Porto Antico area (which hosts Città dei Bambini , Galata Museum and the convention area Magazzini del...
Hotel Bellevue Genova
"In a central position, situated 50 m. from the railway station "Principe" as well as from the Air Terminal and 200 m. from the harbour (stazione marittima) Airport 6 Km. away. 35 rooms with bathroom, air conditioned, direct-dial phone, minibar, colour TV with satellite program and SKY. Lift - Garage (extra) - Large Terrace - Breakfast service. Porter service day and night. Open all the year. Our rooms have private bathroom with shower and...
"… latex mattress, third bed/baby bed optional. The second room is a twin bed room. A bathroom with shower is exclusively used by B&B guests. Our Services Standard Essiale B&B services are: the use of a bathroom with shower reserved to B&B, the bed liner and towel change, daily room cleaning, a rich, varied and tastefull breakfast. We are also pleased to offer to our guests the following extra services, free of charge: - broadband...
"Mini Hotel is situated in the historic centre of Genoa, 200 meters from the Genoa Principe Station, 100 meters from the Aquarium and the Conference Centre. The most important tourist sights are within the walking distance- Via Garibaldi, Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Ducale, the Church of San Siro, Theatre of Carlo Felice, the university of Genoa and the Old Port where one can take a ferry to visit the famous Cinque Terre. The historic...
"Hotel Acquario has 30 rooms all with bathrooms, A/C, TV, Hair dryer, elevator and a room for breakfast. Hotel Acquario is located right in the historical centre of Genova near the acquarium, S. Giorgio Palace,Carlo Felice theatre and all the major sites.At about 50 metres far from the hotel,there's a hotel's property restaurant,wich offers to its clients half board or full board.The extra charge is 20 euro per person per meal. ***Cancellation...
Hotel le Tre Stazioni
"From the hotel you can easily get by foot to the Porto antico area where the Aquarium is located, the largest in Europe. The hotel, 2 stars, at second floor of an old building, is family run and opened 24 hours without a curfew. The hotel has 19 bedrooms, lately renewed, all fitted with private bathroom, colour television, direct telephone: some of theme have air conditioning and hair dryer. Parking is available in an adjacent area.New Bar"...
"The copious breakfast buffet is served from 7.00 to 10.00. We also have garage at 50 mt. hotel. Inside the hotel, you can still find signs of past splendour, including interesting Baroque frescoes painted on the ceiling of some rooms. The 34 rooms and 4 to use Apartment with kitchenette equipped with Wi-Fi access, full bathroom with hairdryer, shower or bath, colour TV and satellite TV, air conditioning, mini bar, safe, telephone with direct...
"… itted." … "The hotel is situated in proximity to the International Airport “CRISTOFORO COLOMBO” and to the spur Genova Airport and is only 2 kilometres away from the terminals of many ferry lines. By car, on the highway called SOPRAELEVATA, you can get to the AQUARIUM and International Exhibition Centre in few minutes' drive car away. A good bus service (1- 2- 3 lines) towards CARICAMENTO lead to Aquarium where there's the end...
"… and 2 double room have shared bathrooms, the other private bathroom. All with 24th hot shower. Beds sheets and linen are provided and reading lights. NOTE: The hotel close: 10.00 pm to 9.00 am Check in : 14:00 and not after 22:00 (please call if our coming late, the hotel close 10.00 pm - 8.00 am) Check out :11:00 am Note: 2 days cancellation policy only with mail or fax not accept telephone. Important information from...
"… to the famous Aquarium of Genoa. The rooms of Hotel Alexander are comfortable and spacious ; all with private bathrooms, direct phone, fridge and TV. Equipped with all comforts: air conditioner, elevator, bar tv hall, breakfast hall. Private bathroom, phone, minibar, TV in every room . Alexander hotel offers special prices and agreemets with a wide selection of tipical restaurants and venues of Genoa. The Hotel...
"Hotel Bologna is situated in a charming location surrounded by stunning buildings, including the Palazzo dei Rolli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. the Hotel BOLOGNA is located in a little and charateristic square, just a short walk from the Museum of the Risorgimento, the Aquarium, the Bigo and the Porto Antico, and one of the most unique and comfortable hotels for your stay in Genoa, for both business and pleasure." … "…...
"… on the second floor of the building. The hotel is the ideal base to explore the city, its wonders and its monuments. The Bernheof Hotel has 11 rooms furnished with taste and equipped with the most modern comforts. All rooms have private bathroom with shower, toilet and hairdryer. Do not miss color TV, heating and air conditioning. Please note: Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice Payment upon arrival by cash, debit...
Hotel Armonia Genova
"… the classicism of the bigger Old Town in Europe. Guests have a small meeting room, TV room/Relax, 24h Bar and dedicated solely to customers of the structure. Hotel Armonia Genova Excursions Desk offers a careful selection of services: local and international restaurants, excursions inland, coastal and marine mobility urban rent-a-car, shuttle airport/terminal cruises/ferries, museums, events, Aquarium of Genoa. Please note:...
"… Carola guests will stay in a well kept atmosphere where they can choose from single rooms with shared bathroom, double rooms with private and shared bathroom, triple and quadruple rooms, all with tv set. Hotel Carola also offers free wi-fi access and city maps to all guests. If you're looking for a budget hotel in Genoa Albergo Carola could be the right choice, since it combine low prices, a warm hospitality and a strategic...
"… rooms with LCD TV, closet and bathroom with shower. Free Wi-Fi is available in all hotel. The property is surrounded by shops, bars, restaurants and is immersed in the most vital part of Genoa. The shopping streets are within walking distance. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 ....
"… Bianco and Palazzo Rosso, the Royal Palace are very close, and with two steps more you can reach the theatre Carlo Felice, Ducale Palace, where many important events take place, the S. Lorenzo Cathedral, the Congress Center, theatres, and viewpoints.Hotel Cairoli offers all comforts, but, mostly important, a friendly and relaxing place, where you could spend your vacation or working time.Hotel Cairoli is directly connected, by bus,...
Awa Italy Hotel
"… & Pizzeria outside on the sea front promenade, where You can taste fish and shellfish-based specialities, many cakes, pizzas and fresh vegetarian menus. Come and stay with us for the best stay in Genoa's coast in Sestre Levante in one of the most beautiful and untouched regions of Italy! Please Note: City tax is included in the price We have a 48 hour cancellation policy so all cancellations of changes must be made...
Genoa Travel Tips & Suggestions
My husband and I travelled from Rome to Genova, and we preferred Genova over Rome for it seems more like having a holiday in a very historic place. We found the city to offer too many museums to choose from, excellent food, and the harbor at night is lovely. We did take a boat ride to Portofino and climb Mt. Portofino. That day included a boat ride in the Mediterranean, shopping and eating in Portofino, an excellent hike over the mountain, and then a swim at St. Fruturoso. I really don't know where you can find that all in one day. I would choose a B&B over a hostel though. Remember it is known as Sailors' Port, and it can be very reflective of that history.
I wouldnt say there is a whole lot to do in Genoa, but the town itself is pretty vast and nice if you just want to do a little exploring. Traveling along the rocky coast is a must, and if you go far enough, the rocks turn into large flat stones that people sunbathe on in the summer. The water is amazing in color, although I would not recommend swimming. Genoa has a lot of festivals in the summer too, if you can time it right. And you must try the foccacia, they're famous for it.
Our camera got stolen at the busstop the first night and it appears as if that is quite common. If you go here always keep your stuff safe as there are so few tourist here almost everyone get robbed. The city is nice though, and the people (who are not stealing from you) are very nice and considerate.
— Ebba & Lina
You must see the Paganini house!
This is a nice town and the people see at least a little friendlier than most urban areas in Italy.
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